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Miranda Cosgrove: Famous Actress & Singer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617862083

Easy-to-read text, oversized color photos, and captivating graphics introduce young readers to famous actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove. Readers will learn about Cosgrove's childhood, family background, education, and rise to fame. Her early television

Derek Jeter: Baseball Superstar

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872501

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Derek Jeter! This book introduces young readers to Jeter's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From his start in the minor leagues to his position as a shortstop for the New York Yankees, readers will learn how Jeter turned his dream into reality. This title includes the Yankees' 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2009 World Series victories, as well as a brief history of famous Yankees players. Jeter's honors in 2000 as World Series MVP and All-Star Game MVP and his 2009 record as the all-time Yankees' hits leader are covered. Readers will also learn about Jeter's community work with his Turn 2 Foundation. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Justin Bieber: Singing Sensation

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872495

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of popular singer Justin Bieber! This book introduces readers to Bieber's childhood, family, educational background, rise to fame, and future plans. From his start on YouTube to signing a record deal, readers will learn about Bieber's passion for music and his drive to succeed as a pop star. Bieber's many hours spent practicing and performing, as well as his work with famous singers, such as Usher, is covered. Also covered are his albums My World and My World 2.0, his concert tours, and his hobbies off the stage. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Lindsey Vonn: Olympic Champion

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872532

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn! This book introduces readers to Vonn's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Vonn's journey to become professional skier, from her father's early lessons to her break into international races. Vonn's performances in the 2002 and 2006 Winter Olympics are covered, leading up to her first Olympic gold medal at the 2010 Olympics. Vonn's World Cup wins are highlighted, including her prize cow after a 2005 win in Val d'Isere, France. Vonn's marriage to fellow skier Thomas Vonn, her friendship with competitor Maria Reisch, and her hobbies are also included. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Peyton Manning: Famous Quarterback

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872518

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Peyton Manning! This book introduces young readers to his childhood in New Orleans, famous football family, educational background, and rise to fame. Readers will learn about Manning's years as a quarterback for the University of Tennessee, his draft into the NFL, and his success as a quarterback with the Indianapolis Colts. Also covered are Manning's 2007 Super Bowl victory and his recognition as both a Super Bowl MVP and an NFL MVP. His personal life, including his marriage, hobbies, and community work are also included, as well as his performance in the 2010 Super Bowl. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Shaun White: Olympic Champion

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617872549

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White! This book introduces readers to White's childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about his background in surfing, skiing, and on to snowboarding and skateboarding, as well as how White's bold snowboarding tricks have made him famous. White's performances and gold medals won in the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympics are covered, as well as the background and history of the Olympics. White's X Games competitions are also highlighted. Features include table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Jaden Smith: Talented Actor

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841132

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Jaden Smith! This book introduces readers to Smith's childhood, his famous actor parents Will and Jada, his educational background, and his rise to fame. Smith's movie roles in The Pursuit of Happyness and The Day the Earth Stood Still are discussed, leading up to his starring role in 2010's The Karate Kid. Smith's life as an actor is described, including working on movie sets, training for roles, and traveling the world to film movies. Also included is Smith's work to help others in the world and in his community. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

Joe Mauer: Baseball Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841118

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Joe Mauer! This book introduces readers to Mauer's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From his early days of practicing baseball in his family's basement to his high-school performance with the Cretin-Derham Hall Raiders, readers will learn how Mauer built a successful career for himself as a catcher for the Minnesota Twins. Also covered are Mauer's awards, his performances in the MLB All-Star Games, and his community work. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

Lea Michele: Star of Glee

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841125

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Lea Michele! This book introduces readers to Michele's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. Readers will learn how Michele built a career for herself, from auditioning and earning parts in the Broadway musicals Les Miserables, Ragtime, and Spring Awakening to her television breakthrough in Glee. Michele's leading role in Glee is discussed, as well as the show's Teen Choice Award and Michele's Emmy nomination. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

Michael Jackson: Music Legend

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841095

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Michael Jackson! This book introduces readers to Jackson's childhood, family, and rise to fame. From singing and dancing with his siblings in the Jackson 5 to achieving a groundbreaking solo career, Jackson became a legend after his death in 2009. Readers will learn how Jackson worked to develop his own musical style and create signature dance moves such as the Moonwalk, leading to his lasting impact on pop music for generations to come. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

Sidney Crosby: Hockey Champion

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841088

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Sidney Crosby! This book introduces readers to Crosby's childhood, family, educational background, and rise to fame. From discovering an early talent and love for hockey to playing on Canadian leagues, Crosby became a shining NHL star for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Readers will learn about Crosby's honors and awards, leading up to his team's 2008 Stanley Cup win. Also covered is Crosby's winning goal for Team Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Group.

Kate Middleton: Real-Life Princess

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878787

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Kate Middleton! This book describes Middleton's childhood, family, education, interest and career in fashion, and marriage to Prince William. Readers will learn about Middleton's college years at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she met the prince, the couple's royal wedding, and their charity work. From attending events to traveling with guards, readers will discover what it's like to represent a royal family as a princess! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Katy Perry: Singing Sensation

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878794

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop star Katy Perry! This book describes Perry's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will learn about Perry's early interest and talent in music, her transformation from gospel singer to pop singer, and her albums One of the Boys and Teenage Dream. Perry's unique fashion sense is described, as well as her Grammy nominations, her marriage to comedian and actor Russell Brand, and her work to help others. From writing songs to practicing in studios and touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Kyle Massey: Talented Entertainer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878770

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of actor and singer Kyle Massey! This book describes Massey's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will learn how Massey's early interest and talent in acting eventually led to starring roles in Disney Channel's That's So Raven and Cory in the House. Massey's movie roles are discussed, as well as his appearance on Dancing with the Stars and the songs he has released for soundtracks. From practicing in sets and studios to traveling to attend events, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional actor and singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Lady Gaga: Singing Sensation

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878756

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop star Lady Gaga! This book describes Lady Gaga's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will learn how Lady Gaga's early interest and talent in music led to songwriting jobs and eventually to the release of her albums The Fame, The Fame Monster, and Born This Way. Lady Gaga's one-of-a-kind fashion sense is described, as well as her Grammy Awards and her work to help others. From writing songs to practicing in studios and touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Miranda Lambert: Country Music Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878763

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of country singer Miranda Lambert! This book describes Lambert's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will learn how Lambert's early interest and talent in singing eventually led to the release of her albums Kerosene, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Revolution as well as Academy of Country Music Awards and her first Grammy Award. Also discussed are Lambert's farm and her animals, her marriage to fellow country singer Blake Shelton, and their work to help others. From writing songs to practicing in studios and touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Prince William: Real-Life Prince

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617878800

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of Prince William! This book describes William's childhood, family, education, charity work, and marriage to Kate Middleton. Readers will learn about William's college years at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he met Middleton, his attendance at the Royal Military Academy, and his service in the Royal Air Force. Readers will also learn about England's royal family, the line of succession, and Prince William's status as the second in line to be king of England. From attending events to traveling with guards, readers will discover what it's like to represent the royal family as a prince! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Bruno Mars: Popular Singer & Songwriter

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786429

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop singer and songwriter Bruno Mars! This book describes Mars's childhood in Hawaii, family, education, and rise to fame. From his early Elvis impersonations to his high school band, readers will follow Mars's career as he moved to Los Angeles to pursue music. Readers will learn how Mars started out writing songs for famous artists, including Flo Rida, Matisyahu, B.o.B., and Travie McCoy, which eventually led to release of Mars's first album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, featuring hit songs "The Lazy Song" and "Grenade." From writing and recording songs to performing live concerts around the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer and songwriter! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Jennifer Lopez: Famous Entertainer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786412

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of triple-threat entertainer Jennifer Lopez! This book describes Lopez's childhood, family, Latin heritage, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will follow Lopez's career, as she moved from dancing on In Living Color to starring in Selena to recording her first album, On the 6. Lopez's other movie roles and music albums are discussed, as well as her more recent role as a judge on American Idol. From performing live concerts to filming movies, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional entertainer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Justin Bieber: Pop Music Superstar

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786405

Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of pop music superstar Justin Bieber! From his discovery on YouTube to his rise to stardom, readers will learn about Bieber's childhood, family, education, and future plans. Bieber's work with famous singer Usher is covered, as well as his albums My World, My World 2.0, and his plans for his next album. Also covered are Bieber's 3-D movie Justin Bieber: Never Say Never and the corresponding album Never Say Never: The Remixes, his My World concert tour, and his hobbies off the stage. Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetics, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Justin Timberlake: Famous Entertainer

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786450

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of famous entertainer Justin Timberlake! This book describes Timberlake's childhood, family, education, and rise to fame. Readers will follow Timberlake's career, from his Mouseketeer role on The All New Mickey Mouse Club to the formation of 'N Sync and eventually to his solo music career with the release of his first album, Justified. Also covered are Timberlake's Grammy awards and his acting work, including his role in The Social Network, as well as his voice work for the children's movies Shrek the Third and Yogi Bear. From performing live concerts to filming movies, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional entertainer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Rihanna: Singing Sensation

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614786443

Colorful graphics, oversized photos, and short, engaging sentences draw reluctant readers in to the fascinating life of singing sensation Rihanna! This book describes Rihanna's childhood in Barbados, family, education, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn how Rihanna's early interest and talent in music led to her discovery and eventually to her work with rapper Jay-Z and the release of her first album, Music of the Sun. Rihanna's other albums are covered, as well as her 2008 Grammy Award. Also described are Rihanna's ever-changing fashions, as well as her interest in helping children and her creation of the Believe Foundation. From recording albums to touring the world, readers will discover what it's like to be a professional singer! Features include a table of contents, maps, "Did You Know" fun facts, a "Snapshot" page with vital information, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy BOOKS is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

David Beckham: Soccer Superstar

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858345

David Beckham is one of the world's most popular soccer players. This book introduces his childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Beckham's time with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and LA Galaxy. The David Beckham Academy is also included, as well as Beckham's personal life. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Eli Manning: Football Star

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858420

Eli Manning is one of the NFL's famous quarterbacks! This book introduces his childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Manning's time as a quarterback at the University of Mississippi, his draft into the NFL, and his success with the New York Giants. Also covered are Manning's Super Bowl victory, recognition as an MVP, personal life, and famous father Archie and brother Peyton. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Miley Cyrus: Singer/Actress/ Star of Hannah Montana

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858376

Miley Cyrus is one of the most popular teen singers and actors! This book introduces her childhood, family background, rise to fame, and future plans. Readers will learn about Miley's passion for show business and how she came to be the star of Disney Channel's Hannah Montana. Also covered are Miley's Best of Both Worlds concert tour, as well as her personal life and her famous father Billy Ray Cyrus. Colorful graphics, oversized photographs, and short, engaging sentences draw in reluctant readers. Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.